Buick Century Turbo Coupé, 1979 MY

The Buick Century Turbo Coupé is a 2 door coupé style car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve turbocharged engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3.8 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 175 bhp (177 PS/130 kW) at 4000 rpm and 372 Nm (274 lbft/37.9 kgm) at 2600 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1456 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 180 km/h (112 mph).

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Buick Century Turbo Coupé
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Key facts

Buick Century Turbo Coupé, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4978 mm
How heavy?
1456 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
177 PS / 175 bhp / 130 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
372 Nm / 274 ft.lb / 37.9 kgm @ 2600 rpm
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph

Buick Century models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1473 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1466 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3212 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1420 kg
Buick Century Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5055 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1473 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3785 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3785 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1430 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1483 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3212 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1430 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1477 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5055 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1483 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5737 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1563 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4942 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1544 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 5055 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1544 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 3785 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1491 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4942 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1538 kg

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1615 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1705 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1517 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1529 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1629 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1618 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1573 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1573 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1542 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1549 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1484 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1477 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1783 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1834 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2753 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1518 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1589 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1589 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1623 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1623 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1597 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1597 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5807 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1648 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1535 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1591 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6586 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1583 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1520 kg
1979 Buick Century Turbo Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2746 mm 108.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1468 mm 57.8 inches
Length 4978 mm 196 inches
Width 1778 mm 70 inches
Height 1374 mm 54.1 inches
Ground clearance 155 mm 6.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1456 kg 3210 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.8 litre
3791 cc
(231.341 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 86.4 mm
3.8 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
177 PS (175 bhp) (130 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.2 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
372 Nm (274 ft·lb) (37.9 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
98.13 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 RDP 1705243 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1233.1 kPa (178.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 121.86 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
89.63 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
120.19 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.16 kg/kW
18.64 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 6.140
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.RA.TA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P185/75 x 14
Tyres rear P185/75 x 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 267 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID170456
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Buick Century Turbo Coupé added 2008-03-24.
Last modified 2013-02-28.